From: Alice Taylor
Man Pleads Guilty to Role in Assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia

Maltese man Vince Muscat has entered a guilty plea for the assassination of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia.

Otherwise known as il-Kohhu, he instructed his lawyer to inform the court he would be pleading guilty to all charges he faced.

Caruana Galizia, Malta’s leading investigative journalist was assassinated in October 2017 after a car bomb was placed under her car. It exploded just meters from her house, killing her instantly.

Judge Edwina Grima said that the admission was noted.

Muscat’s two alleged accomplices Alfred and George Degiorgio did not react when the new plea was announced.

It’s believed Muscat is cooperating with authorities and the new plea could be part of a plea bargain or hopes for a reduced sentence. His plea for a full pardon was denied by the government in January.

While this is progress in the case that has been going on for four years, it is still not known who masterminded the assassination. Businessman Yorgen Fenech is accused of financing and partial involvement in the plot, but other individuals believed to be a part of the plan are yet to face justice.